5 Essential Games for the Oculus Quest 2
If you’re looking for a more immersive video game experience that really pulls you into the action, Virtual Reality (VR) may be what you’re after. And compared to other VR systems on the market, the Oculus Quest 2 (recently renamed the Meta Quest) brings amazing graphics and responsive controllers that will give you the full package.
Whether you just purchased an Oculus Quest 2 recently or you’re an avid player that just wants something simple you can pick up and play, we hope you appreciate this list of five games on the Oculus Quest 2 that you must have in your VR gaming library.
1. Beat Saber
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Beat Saber is a fast-paced rhythm game that has you slashing patterns of glowing boxes with “Beat Sabers” similar to the lightsabers in Star Wars. Every box you slash adds to the song's beat, so this is a rhythm game similar to Rock Band or Taiko no Tatsujin. It’s a pretty wacky idea, but Beat Saber excels in its intensely immersive action. The game includes a collection of pumping electronic music that sounds awesome with a headset on, and if you have an Oculus Link Cable, you can connect to a PC and download custom songs to Beat Saber. “Beat it” by Michael Jackson and “Sandstorm” by Darude make for some pretty intense saber slicing.
2. Space Pirate Trainer
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One reviewer said that this game makes you feel like “Han Solo inside of Galaga”. If that doesn’t get you excited, you must not be a Star Wars fan. Space Pirate Trainer is a crazy arcade shooter that has you blasting through multiple waves of enemy robots. Since you’re equipped with dual pistols, you can shoot and dodge your way to victory. And once you put the Oculus Quest headset on, it feels like an old ‘80s arcade game comes to life!
To spice things up, Space Pirate Trainer lets you choose from a unique combination of weapons — there’s an electric baton, homing missiles, heat-seeking bullets, a plasma shield, and so many more. While the combat can feel repetitive at times, the extensive roster of flying drones and weapons gives you many ways to play.
3. Clash of Chefs VR
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Clash of Chefs VR will put your culinary skills to the test with four meal types. By moving through different kitchens in the game, you will have a chance to cook dishes from American, Italian, Japanese, and Mexican cuisines.
The fun really starts as you have to frantically assemble meals for long lines of hangry customers. Whether you’re quickly dicing onions and flipping burgers, rolling sushi, or spinning pizzas, the trick is finding how to balance all your cooking techniques. And once you’re ready to put your skills to the test, you can join competitive multiplayer modes against players around the world. Since you are placed directly in front of your opponent in every match, you can throw ingredients at them for some hilarious food fights.
4. Creed: Rise to Glory
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For those who have always wanted to feel the blood-pumping action of being in a real boxing match without the bruises and sore muscles, Creed: Rise to Glory puts you right in the ring with one of the most immersive boxing simulators ever made (also check out the Thrill of the Fight for more boxing action). This game feels like a more immersive take on the classic Wii Sports Boxing as the Oculus controllers sync your in-game punches with your real-life movements. You can even box against some of the most iconic characters from the Rocky franchise, including Apollo Creed and Rocky himself. Just make sure that you have ample room to play this game so you don’t end up KO’ing a lamp or a family member.
5. Fruit Ninja VR
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If you enjoyed the classic Fruit Ninja mobile game, you will certainly love this more immersive take. Since you don’t have to hold your phone in one hand, your hands are free to slice and dice with dual razor-sharp swords. It gets a little tricky trying to hit all the fruit coming your way, so you have to make sure your reflexes are quick enough to stop their juicy menace.
Fruit Ninja VR is a fairly simple minigame, but it’s just so much fun to keep coming back to. The mechanics give you a few options: you can either slice the fruit as it flies at you, or impale fruit on your blade like a shish kebab for ultimate combos. On top of that, it features a few game modes — test your reflexes as flying drones shoot endless waves of fruit at you in Survival Mode, or just slice as much fruit as you can in the time-sensitive Arcade Mode.
These are just a few of the many classics on the Oculus Quest 2. The Oculus offers some of the best immersive games with huge open worlds and unique side quests. However, it’s nice to have something easy to pick up and play within seconds. The best feature of these five games is that they don’t require too much thinking — just press start and have fun!
If you are looking for more ways to enhance your VR experience, NexiGo’s Oculus Accessories include gaming guns, charging docks, controller straps, and more.